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Army Obtains Blessing at Naguleshwaram Temple
[Updated :: 2011-02-27 14:45:10 Hours]

Hundreds of soldiers serving under Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna (SF-J) received blessing of God Shiva attending a special pooja organized on the 9th day of annual Maha Shiva Rathri religious ceremony of historical Naguleshwaram temple at Keeramalai on Friday (25.02.2011).

Religious ceremonies commenced on 17th February and will last for fourteen days. Friday's ceremony conducted by the head priest of the temple Raja Raja Sri K Naguleshwaram Kurukkal was organized with contribution of the Army troops.

Commander Security Forces Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, General Officers Commanding of Division Headquarters, Brigade and Unit commanders, officers and soldiers and members of civilian staffs made offerings to the deity for whom this significant Hindu temple is dedicated.

The ceremony will come to an end with water cutting on 3rd March at Keeramalai sea.

Naguleshwaram is one of four main Shiva temples built by King Vijaya at four corners of the island for the countrys protection. Koneshwaram in Trincomalee, Thirukethishwaram in Mannar and Chandra Sri Naguleshwaram in Kirinda are other three temples. Chandra Sri Naguleshwaram in Kirinda is said to have vanished due to erosion.

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